Two police officers in West Bromwich injured after being attacked by knife-wielding assailants.
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Two police officers were stabbed while carrying out their duty today at 11:30 BST. The officers were patrolling the New Square shopping centre in West Bromwich when the observed two people acting suspiciously. Due to the recent law that allows police officers to carry out additional stop checks for parts of the town. When the officers approached the two men, they attacked the officers with a knife. Fortunately, their ‘slash injuries’ were not serious.
Fortunately both officers received minor injuries but are understandably shaken by today’s incident as I’m sure other officers and staff are, as well as our communities. We had special powers authorised to carry out additional patrols in West Bromwich town centre as a result of an increase in violence in recent days, as our priority is keeping you safe.Chief Superintendent Ian Green.
One of the officers received a slash injury on his neck and pictures from the scene of the attack showed one of the police officers on the floor receiving medical attention. An Air ambulance was called to the scene and checked the officers. They were eventually taken to the hospital by a land ambulance.
Ambulance crews arrived to find two male police officers with non-serious injuries. They were given treatment on scene before being conveyed to hospital by land ambulance for further checks.West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman.
The suspects, two men aged 41 and 37, and a woman, 31, were arrested on the suspicion of attempted murder of police officers. More details to follow.